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DIMEV 5985
To kiss the steps of them that were furthering
8 stanzas
Versification: — seven-line — ababbcc



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Arch. Selden. B. 10 (SC 3356), f. 200
First Lines:
To kys the steppes of them that were fortherynge
Laureate poetes whiche had soueraynte…
Last Lines:
…Lowly to obeye to youre magnyfycens
Or dysobeye by inobedyence
Note: Follows 1174.
Attributed Title: All short poems in the manuscript are collected in one section entitled ‘The prouerbes of lydgate’. At the end of the section: ‘Here endethe the prouerbes of Lydgate vpon the fall of prynces. Enpryntede at london in flete stret at the sygne of the sonne by Wynkyn Worde’.